Violette Kathleen Barrick, age 87 of Mena, Arkansas, went to her heavenly home Tuesday, January 30, 2018 in Mena.
She was born on October 13, 1930 in Brea, California to Roy C. Austin and Thelma Irene Tidwell. She was happily married for 54 years to Emmit Barrick and enjoyed being a loving homemaker. Kathleen enjoyed watching old western movies and talking on the phone with family and friends. She loved to look at photos and telling stories about the pictures. Kathleen was an amazing cook everyone enjoyed her meals. Most of all she loved the Lord, her family and her dog, Ruby. She was a loving wife, mother grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to all.
She is survived by husband, Emmit Barrick; sons, Homer Turner and wife Barbara of Sumner, Texas, Johnny Lee Turner and wife Sandy of Cloverdale, California, Roy Turner of Marysville, California, Eddie Barrick of Costa Mesa, California, Donald Barrick of Ferris, Texas; daughters, Emma Chenowith and husband Paul of Orville, California, Kathy Barrick and husband Harold of Ferris, Texas, Debbie Hogg and husband Bob of Fresno, California, Bonnie Bellman of Fresno, California; 32 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; half-brother, Roy Charles Austin; brother-in-law, Rick Henderson and wife Terri of Valley Springs, California; half-sister, Linda Pedman; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends and church family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Thelma Austin.
Graveside service will be Friday, February 2, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Sherwood Cemetery in McCurtain County, Oklahoma with Brother Ron Tilley officiating under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.
Visitation will be Thursday, February 1, 2018 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Beasley Wood.